- BA in English Literature Nottingham University
- MA in English Literature McMaster University
- PhD on 1950s British Poetry and Fiction, University College, London
Professor Blake Morrison teaches the Life Writing option on the MA in Creative Writing, and supervise students on the MA and PhD creative writing programmes.
Areas of supervision
- Contemporary fiction and poetry
- Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney
- Life Writing and memoirs
Blake is a poet, novelist and journalist, best known for two family memoirs and a study of the Bulger case, As If. He has also translated and adapted plays, written libretti and critical studies, and edited anthologies of contemporary writing.
Publications and research outputs
Morrison, Blake. 1986. The Movement: English Poetry and Fiction of the 1950s. Routledge. ISBN 978-0416302509
Morrison, Blake. 2019. We Are Three Sisters: The Lives of the Brontës as a Chekhovian Play. In: Alexandra Lewis, ed. The Brontes and the Idea of the Human. London: Cambridge University Press, pp. 260-268. ISBN 9781316651063
Morrison, Blake. 2011. Introduction to D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover. In: , ed. Lady Chatterley's Lover. Vintage, vii-xiv.
Morrison, Blake. 2010. A Little, Aloud: An anthology of prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you care for. In: Angela Macmillan, ed. A Little, Aloud: An anthology of prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you care for. Chatto & Windus, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-0701185633
Morrison, Blake. 2006. Foreword to James Agee, A Death in the Family (Penguin, 2006). In: , ed. A Death in the Family. Penguin, v-xii. ISBN 978-0141187969
Morrison, Blake. 2006. Foreword to James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. In: , ed. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Penguin, vii-xii.
Morrison, Blake. 1987. 'The Filial Art: A Reading of Contemporary British Poetry'. The Yearbook of English Studies, 17, pp. 179-217.
Morrison, Blake. 2006. The Man with Two Gaffers, new version of Goldoni's stage-play Il Servitore di Due Padroni, performed by Northern Broadsides. In: "The Man with Two Gaffers", Northern Broadsides, United Kingdom, Aug-Dec 2006.
Morrison, Blake. 1998. Dr Ox's Experiment, libretto for opera performed at Coliseum. In: "Dr Ox's Experiment", Coliseum, United Kingdom, June 1998.